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Graduate Student Seminar Schedule - Fall 2018

Lab ImageThe winners of the Best Graduate Student Seminar Speaker for Spring 2018 were Elizabeth Tennyson for her talk titled "Nanoscale Imaging of Perovskite Solar Cell Functionality" (Advisor: Asst. Professor Marina Leite) and Joseph Hart for his talk titled "Networks of Coupled Oscillators in the Lab" (Advisor: Prof. Rajarshi Roy).  

Seminars for Fall 2018 are scheduled for Fridays at 12:00 p.m. in the Large Conference Room, 1207 Energy Research Facility. Everyone is welcome. Pizzas with a variety of toppings will be provided free of charge for graduate students; others will have to contribute a small fee of $5.00. Submit your requests for pizza toppings and refreshments to Artur Perevalov at pereval@umd.edu.

The mission of the IREAP Graduate Student Seminars is to give graduate students the opportunity to practice short presentations of their work. This is a stepping stone for preparing them for their thesis defense, Ph.D. proposals, or even conference presentations. It is a valuable skill for all professionals, and students should be eager to present their work.

The talks will be informal with an approximate duration of 30 to 45 minutes allowing questions for about 15 minutes. There shouldn't be any stress since there is no evaluation committee coming up with grilling questions. Everyone is welcome to be in the audience.

After the conclusion of each talk, graduate students in the audience will fairly rate the speaker on a scale of 1-5 for Technical Merit and on a scale of 1-5 for Presentation. The total score will be averaged and the highest scoring speaker at the semester's end will receive a monetary prize for "Best Speaker." In the case of a tie, the winner shall be the speaker with the largest number of audience members providing ratings.

For additional information regarding the IREAP Graduate Student Seminar Series, please contact Artur Perevalov at pereval@umd.edu.

  • September 28, 2018
    "Experiments at Sandia's Z Machine and Z Backlighter Laser Facility" - Daniel Woodbury
  • October 19, 2018
    TBD - John Howard
  • October 26, 2018
    "Transverse Resonances in Particle Accelerators" - Levon Dovlatyan
  • November 16, 2018
    "Transient Magnesium-Based Photonics" - Thomas Farinha
  • November 23, 2018
    Thanksgiving Break
  • November 30, 2018
    TBD - Elizabeth Paul
  • December 7, 2018
    "The Role of Collisions in Weakly Collisional Plasmas" - James Juno

Past Winners of the IREAP Graduate Student Seminar Best Speaker Award

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